Clym5 wrote:That is a little odd indeed. I saw a listing for a cinema far north, using pictures from my local rock climbing place. Seems to be a somewhat common thing. I'd just inquire about an inconsistency in the picture. Like the extreme yellowing in one, but not the other maybe.
SpidersWeb wrote:His name is Jason, he's been on this forum before and actually been to my house
He filled my fridge with beer when I helped fix a couple of his Commodore 64's.
I'm not sure why he's been selling his kit the last few weeks, but he is a genuine guy and only lives a few blocks from me.
kevman3d wrote:However - why are all of his photo's not of the actual gear being sold? That C64 image is of someone's Arduino keyboard project, the SD card is from a vintage computing forum and all of the other listings are also taken from other people's websites - noting that the names on one of photo's had been cropped off/painted out. That's what made me concerned really, and you can imagine that it would raise a red flag if someone else wondered why.
LilJoe wrote:Yeah, that is weird? Look at his reply to Swivel's comment.
Either way using a borrowed photo without explanation or referencing is not a good look and is bound to raise suspicion in peoples' minds.
SpidersWeb wrote:My first thoughts were he wasn't able to get photos of his own gear and is new to trademe/standard procedures. I don't think he's a very technical type of person and quite easy going in nature.
He was very excited to be able to play games with his C64/SD setup - so it's a shame to see it being up for auction.
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